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I am the owner of GamingOnLinux. After discovering Linux back in the days of Mandrake in 2003, I constantly came back to check on the progress of Linux until Ubuntu appeared on the scene and it helped me to really love it. You can reach me easily by emailing GamingOnLinux directly. Find me on Mastodon.

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5 years later Valve finally gives Windows compatibility tool Proton a logo

By Liam Dawe,
Can you believe it? Proton, the compatibility layer that allows Windows games to run on Steam Deck / Linux PCs didn't actually have a proper logo for over 5 years.

NVIDIA disclose new driver security issues - Feb 28

By Liam Dawe,
NVIDIA has revealed new GPU driver security issues in their latest bulletin, so here's what you need to know if you're using an NVIDIA GPU on Linux.

Lots more content is coming to Last Epoch and controller support improvements

By Liam Dawe,
Last Epoch recently released on Steam with Native Linux support, an offline mode and controller support but the developers at Eleventh Hour Games plan to keep improving it all.

nullptr is an action puzzle hacking game where every second counts

By Liam Dawe,
Due to release sometime in Q3 2024, developer Jeferson Silva has recently put up a demo for their action puzzle hacking game nullptr.

Remote Play broken on Steam Deck with the February stable update

By Liam Dawe,
Valve just recently launched a big stable update to the Steam Client for both Steam Deck and Desktop PCs, which has come with one big issue for Steam Deck.

The future has arrived - KDE Plasma 6 desktop released

By Liam Dawe,
The KDE team announced "MegaRelease 6", a big upgrade that includes Plasma 6, Frameworks 6 and Gear 24.02 with tons of improvements to this popular desktop environment that's used on the Steam Deck for Desktop Mode.

Nintendo goes after Switch emulator yuzu in new lawsuit

By Liam Dawe,
Well, here we go. Nintendo have formally filed a lawsuit against the creators of the popular open source Switch emulator yuzu.

Valve release big stable Steam Client update for Steam / Steam Deck

By Liam Dawe,
After a little while of many Beta releases, Valve has today launched the latest stable update to the Steam Client for Steam Deck and Desktop PCs.

shapez 2 demo is sticking around for another month - you need to try this

By Liam Dawe,
shapez 2 is absolutely going to be a big success when it hits Early Access later this year, and you can try out the demo for a good while longer now so the developer can ensure they get it right.

Streets of Rogue 2 is going to be massive and I'm hyped

By Liam Dawe,
Developer Matt Dabrowski recently did a fresh developer video on the upcoming Streets of Rogue 2, and it's really going to be massive.

PC and handheld gaming with Linux levels up with Bazzite v2.3.0

By Liam Dawe,
Bazzite version 2.3.0 has been released, and it should make installing it a whole lot easier across different devices from PCs to handhelds. The developers think it's the "next generation of Linux Gaming".

Steam Dinos vs. Robots Fest is live with more demos and discounts

By Liam Dawe,
Dinosaurs and Robots, what more could you want? Valve has put up the Steam Dinos vs. Robots Fest which runs until March 4th with plenty more demos and game discounts.

Free and open source evolution sim Thrive gets big new gameplay features in v0.6.5

By Liam Dawe,
Thrive is a free and open source evolution sim from Revolutionary Games Studio that's currently in-development, and a new release has rolled out with v0.6.5 bringing some gameplay additions.

Stardew Valley v1.6 confirmed to release in March, hits over 30 million sales

By Liam Dawe,
The next big free upgrade for Stardew Valley now has a release date in March and there's plenty to look forward to. Stardew Valley also just celebrated its 8th anniversary.

Proton Experimental updated with Proton 9 - adds fixes for Helldivers 2 and more

By Liam Dawe,
Now that the testing is open for Proton 9, Valve have now updated Proton Experimental to move over to Proton 9 along with a bunch of extra game fixes for Steam Deck / Linux.

Windowkill is a clever multi-window twin-stick shooter that moves around your screen

By Liam Dawe,
This might be one of the most unique games I've ever played. Windowkill from torcado just released on Steam with Native Linux support and its use of multiple moving windows really changes the bullet-hell genre.

Stealthy platformer Kiyo in need of Linux testers

By Liam Dawe,
Developer Pixel Rats emailed in about their stealthy platformer that now has a Playtest available on Steam, and they're requesting backup from Linux players to see how it runs across different systems.

We can probably say a final goodbye to Roblox on Linux with Wine soon

By Liam Dawe,
After Roblox recently introduced Hyperion anti-tamper, there were some issues running it on Linux, but there's been workarounds and some of the Roblox staff made it to work on Linux with Wine again, but it seems not for much longer.

Upcoming GZDoom shooter Selaco will have Steam Workshop support

By Liam Dawe,
Selaco looks absolutely incredible, a first-person shooter built on GZDoom that I've covered a few times because the demos were so much fun. And at the Early Access release in May, it's going to have Steam Workshop support.

Wine 9.3 out now with Internet Proxy support improvements, New HID pointer device driver

By Liam Dawe,
Wine 9.3 has landed as another early development release of the Windows compatibility layer on the road to Wine 10 next year. Here's the highlights of what's changed.
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